Alice DonnaSelva, Senior Advisor, Shareholder Engagement
Alice DonnaSelva is a Senior Advisor on shareholder engagement for the Intentional Endowments Network. Alice joined the team in February 2018 after serving on the IEN Steering Committee and Executive Committee for 3 years. As a member of the Executive Committee she provided an investment consultant’s perspective, helped produce the Hampshire College Case Study and spoke at several IEN Forums, events and webinars. Prior to joining IEN, Alice was an investment consultant at Prime Buchholz, an investment consulting firm focused primarily on endowments and foundations that was one of the founding members of IEN. She has 17 years of investment industry experience.
While at Prime Buchholz, Alice served as Chair of the firm’s Mission Investing Committee and served on each of the four asset class committees at various times during her career there. During her time as Chair, Alice worked with the 13 person Mission Investing Committee to expand the approved list of mission aligned investment options in every asset class and to produce a number of thought pieces on the history and process of mission-aligned investing. She also initiated key relationships with third party providers of ESG data and with ESG thought leaders such as PRI and IEN. She also encouraged and assisted in the development of sustainable investment products by a variety of asset managers. In her consultant role, she provided investment policy statement guidance and asset allocation and implementation advice to endowments, foundations, and other types of clients. Prior to becoming a consultant at Prime Buchholz, Alice served as a consulting analyst and investment analyst for seven years.
Alice began her investment career as a research and client service associate at Whitegate Investment Counselors, a fee-only registered investment advisor where she earned her Series 65 license. Before beginning her investment career, Alice followed her passion for learning and sharing knowledge as a teacher of English and Math to middle and high school students. Alice earned her B.A.A.S. in English Education from the University of Delaware and is a member of CFA Institute/Boston Security Analysts Society.